Recently during a visit to my sisters in America I was lucky enough to visit the Grand Canyon. One of the Eight Natural Wonders of the World and the second one I have visited.
The Grand Canyon is something that has to be seen to be believed. A breathtaking 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and depths of over a miles down! The feeling when you first look over a ledge and see that drop is something of fear but also holds a pure natural beauty as you look around the distant valleys. The layers in the rock are a passage through time dating back millions of years.
Armed with my new Canon 5D MK4 and a brand new Sigma 24-105mm lens it was a great opportunity to take both out for a test run. A few photos during the day as we wondered around the different scenic paths were definitely in order but I had a lust to see and capture the sunset. At 5:30pm I caught the shuttle up to Hopi Point. One of the recommended sunset views and waited for the scheduled 6:39pm sunset. Even though there was some cloud it did not disappoint. The point was packed. It seemed to be one of those magical moments in time that brought strangers together as everyone chatted to each other about what they were witnessing. I do love a sunset. Whether I am just watching it or capturing it. And this has to be the most beautiful, breathtaking and amazing one I have seen.
I like to capture something different whenever possible. And I think my favourite image from here was “Sunset Trail to the Canyon” pictured below:
You cannot see the Canyon in the image so I feel it offers a mystery as to where the trail leads. And as the photographer, I know it leads to something so one of the worlds most natural beauties. And a 6093ft drop!
Below is a gallery of some of the other images I took there: